25 Signs That You Are In Zamboanga City

I have decided to make a compilation of written Chabacano found in Zamboanga city for the amusement of the readers of this blog. Enjoy! Don't forget to click on the photos to enlarge them.

1. First on the list is not actually written in Chabacano, but in Spanish. The streamer says no te vayas de Zamboanga which is a line from the famous folk song No Te Vayas De Zamboanga. I found streamers with this message all over Zamboanga city and it really touched my heart. I think a lot of people have been leaving Zamboanga city because of the crisis in 2013. This is really sad.


2. Next on the list is a simple welcome sign and a sign that says llegada and salida that people will see at the airport of Zamboanga city.

From: https://www.facebook.com/catherine.middleton.96


Source: chuck23

Source: buenos-Diaz

3. Did someone call the policia? Over here is a photo of some police cars guarding Zamboanga city. This is really cool.

 From: www.mindanaoexaminer.net

From: Facebook find, credits to the owner

4. Next we have a city health office and its slogan. I love this one.


5. Then we have the city tourism office.


6. The next one is a sign found at the National Museum branch in Zamboanga city which I think is photographed very often by tourists coming to Zamboanga city. It asks visitors to leave their footwear downstairs.


7. This is a plaque commemorating the visit of a Spanish queen to the city.


8. Next is a photo of the Science Park in Zamboanga city.

From: https://www.facebook.com/parquedecienciadezamboanga

9. This one is a sign asking people not to throw cellophane and fish guts in the water.

From: http://wanderpaul.com

10. This is a sign found at the Zamboanga Museum.

From: www.wazzuppilipinas.com

 11. This is a sign at the Jardin Maria Clara L Lobregat.

From: http://www.backpackingphilippines.com/

12. This is a photo of a high school in Talon-Talon, Zamboanga city.

From: http://www.zamboanga.com

13. This is a bookstore's ad which roughly translates to: "The perfect place for you is appearing soon". 


From: https://www.facebook.com/visitzamboangacity/

14. This is a photo of an elementary school in Zambowood, Zamboanga city.

From: Mike Alavar

15. These next ones are photos of colleges and universities in Zamboanga city.

From: www.panoramio.com

From: http://inpinaysfootsteps.blogspot.com

16. Next, we have a menu from Alavar Seafood Restaurant. In case you didn't know, locon is prawns and choca is squid.

From: www.traveling-up.com

17. The next one is a photo of the city hall in Zamboanga city during Christmas time. On the balcony, it says: Felices Pascuas y Prospero Ano Nuevo.

From: www.panoramio.com

18. These next two are photos of popular hang outs in Zamboanga city.



From: Zamboanga.com

19. Our next sign is one that asks people not to throw trash anywhere.

From: chuck23

20. This is a sign found in Merloquet falls asking people not to bring food and drinks with them.

From: http://www.traveling-up.com

21. Nuevo Casao, Just Married!

From: http://inpinaysfootsteps.blogspot.com

22. This one is a banner that wishes everyone a merry Christmas and a prosperous new year.

From: Acercycle

23. This is a welcome sign found at the Sta Cruz Islands. Mas alegre na Zamboanga means it's more fun in Zamboanga.

From: http://www.wazzuppilipinas.com

24. This is a welcome sign found at the integrated bus terminal of Zamboanga.


From: Alshei Tebbz


25. And this last one, is a welcome sign which I just found online.

 From: Facebook find, credits to the owner

I hope you guys enjoyed reading this article as much as I enjoyed composing it. Conversa Chabacano! keep Chabacano alive!

12 comments:

  1. Muy bonito, sñr. Jerome. ^_^

    Wow... gracias ya mencioná tu el nombre de AcerCyle. Yo ese si Acer. Jejeje ^_^

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  2. Enhorabuena por este bonito blog. Saludos.

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    1. Desde Espana,el sur,un humilde profesor de espanol,le agradece su lucha y sacrificio por la cultura hispanofilipina y por el castellano en su patria.Adelante tambien con el chabacano!.Un abrazo,Don Guillermo.Joaquin

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  3. Ya te echaba de menos Jerome!.Muy,muy interesante...ojala pueda visitar tu ciudad,bien bonita,algun dia.Triste lo que cuentas de la gente que abandona la ciudad,que tal esta la situacion general ahora?.No te puedes quejar,entre los que intervienen en tu blog esta Don Guillermo Gomez Rivera,siempre,siempre,siempre..con el castellano en Filipinas.Lastima que no intervenga mas en los blogs de Chabacano e hispanofilipino,que han aparecido ultimamente,seguro que todos aprenderiamos muchas cosas,un abrazo Don Guillermo.Desde el sur de Espana,un fuerte abrazo Jerome!

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  4. Very nice one... thanks for including some of my pics from http://inpinaysfootsteps.blogspot.com. I have another blog: http://inpinaysciudad.blogspot.com but I realized I have not included any post related to Chavacano! ...But anyway, you are way so much better than me in this language! (And don't be surprised this is in English because I am really Cebuana!)

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  5. Gracias por incluir todos estos signos de la supervivenciadel español en esa querida tierra filipina. Gracias

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  6. era puede preserva con el lenguaje Chavacano de Zamboanga y donde pa na entero Filipinas.
    Mas bueno si todo ciudadanos de Zamboaga hay combersa Chavacano. Hace tambien Chavacano con el todo signos na ciudad.
    Era dale importancia el gobyerno local de Zamboanga con con el preservacion de Chavacano

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  7. No te vayas de Zamboanga means DO NOT GO TO ZAMBOANGA

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    1. Hi. I think "no te vayas DE Zamboanga" is do not go away from Zamboanga. No te vayas A Zamboanga is do not go to Zamboanga. :-)

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  8. Saludos de un joven español, de Córdoba, enamorado de su país, Filipinas. He tenido la suerte de viajar en tres ocasiones allí, y en uno de estos viajes pude visitar Zamboanga city y conocer el chabacano durante dos semanas. Sin duda espero poder regresar pronto a esa maravillosa tierra! En mi blog resumí un poco mi experiencia en Zamboanga y los pueblitos cercanos, por si alguien quiere leer:

    https://maniacospro.wordpress.com/2014/10/10/no-te-vayas-de-zamboanga-inolvidable-filipinas/

    Por cierto, vi una de mis fotos en esta entrada! La del coche de policía y el "Vaya con Dios!", jaja, me hizo gracia ver una foto mía aquí. Compartí otras bonitas fotos de ese viaje en su día también junto a esas notas.

    Gracias por escribir sobre el chabacano. Seguiré la pista a su blog.
    Bendiciones!

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    1. Gracias por escribir este articulo. Siempre me hace sentir contento cuando leo buenas cosas sobre mi ciudad. Voy a compartir tu articulo con mis amigos. :-)

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